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Today's News

  • Chatfield exceeds expectations at state tennis

    DENVER — Coming off winning league and regionals, the Chatfield girls tennis team had its sights set on the state tournament at the Gates Tennis Center downtown.

    Finishing 10th overall with the eighth highest score of 26 teams, the Chargers performed better than head coach Robert Campbell expected.

  • Grandview halts Eagles in second playoff round

    LAKEWOOD — Throughout nearly its entire contest against No. 9 Grandview on Friday, the eighth-seeded Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team was at the disadvantage.

    That didn’t stop the Eagles from fighting back all the way to an exciting finish, though it wasn’t enough in the end. Despite a valiant effort, the Eagles fell 10-9 to Grandview in the second round of the state playoffs.

  • Rebels lose to Denver East, ending tourney hopes

    By Devin Robb

    For the Courier

    A storybook season for the Columbine girls’ lacrosse team came to a disappointing end Tuesday at Trailblazer Stadium. On a 70-degree night, Denver East came out as warm as the weather and defeated Columbine 17-13 in a state quarterfinal game to eliminate Columbine from the tournament.

    The loss spoiled a valiant effort by Columbine senior Angela Naughton, who led all scorers with seven goals. Denver East senior Malia Ross and sophomore Julia Shelanski led the Angels with four goals apiece.

  • Rebels stun Cherry Creek in last-second thriller

    AURORA — With the clock winding down and a semifinal appearance on the line, the No. 4 Columbine boys lacrosse team was looking to avoid a repeat of its last matchup against No. 5 Cherry Creek.

    Tied at 5-5 with under a minute left, junior attacker Taylor Gustafson wasn’t about to let that happen. When the clock struck 29.1 seconds in the fourth quarter, thanks to an amped-up offensive push, Gustafson rocketed the ball into the back of the net to gain the 6-5 advantage.

    But the Bruins still had plenty of time to score. They almost did.

  • D’Evelyn takes second at state

    By Christopher Bolin

    For the Courier

    After the first set of her No. 3 singles semifinal match, things didn’t look great for D’Evelyn’s Elisa Dean.

    She had just dropped the first set 6-1, and her opponent — Peak to Peak’s Tiffany Tran — was broadly considered the favorite.

    Then a switch flipped.

    “We just chatted about the fact that she’s always calm, cool and collected, and she didn’t panic,” coach Woody Oliver said. “She took a deep breath, and she played her best.

  • Top talent needed

    Now that we are in a period of nearly full employment, people have many job choices. The days of taking any job you can get and hanging on for dear life are over. Managers, executives and everyday employees can choose to join an organization or not. They expect that in addition to their paycheck, they have a right to expect good treatment in the forms of recognition for good work, a reasonable work schedule and respect from managers and others. Many will ask about the values of the organization as well as its goals.

  • ‘Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain’

    Last week we took a look at the circus as an appropriate analogy for the manipulation by the national media ringmasters of four rings of infotainment. Interestingly enough, there is also perhaps another similarity that merits inspection.

  • Sports briefs

    The following area players will represent their schools in the state tennis tournament this weekend:

    D’Evelyn

    Cammy Lee and Olivia Sanders (1 doubles)

    Samantha Johnson (1 singles)

    Charity Perkes and Keri Jennings (2 doubles)

    Angi Reed (2 singles)

    Lainie Bonthron and Abby Hawley (3 doubles)

    Elisa Dean (3 singles)

    Victoria Mateer and Natalie Kazaleh (4 doubles)

    Chatfield

    Kendall Moore and Caitlin Quirk (1 doubles)

    Mikaela Mueller (1 singles)

  • Area schools have strong showing at Jeffco track meet

    LAKEWOOD — It seems as though local track teams are peaking at just the right time.

    With the state track meet just around the corner, D’Evelyn, Chatfield, Columbine and Dakota Ridge all showed their strengths at the Jeffco League meet this weekend at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Falcons prevail against Clear Creek

    LITTLETON — The chances came in waves for the Clear Creek girls soccer team.

    Down 1-0 in the second half, the Golddiggers battled the weather as well as Front Range Christian, but neither deterred them as the clock ticked.

    The Falcons survived every challenge — including rain and lightning. Backed by two goals from junior Cami Chisholm, Front Range Christian continued its strong finish to the season with a 2-0 win on May 2.